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The Resource Presenting Harry Mazer, Arthea J.S. Reed

Presenting Harry Mazer, Arthea J.S. Reed

Label
Presenting Harry Mazer
Title
Presenting Harry Mazer
Statement of responsibility
Arthea J.S. Reed
Title variation
Harry Mazer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Harry Mazer was born in 1925 to Polish-Jewish immigrants; he was raised in the "co-op" projects of the Bronx, was captured by the Luftwaffe during World War II, has been married for nearly half a century to the award-winning writer Norma Fox Mazer, is a father, and has experience as a teacher, a welder, and a political activist. The author of numerous books for young people - including The War on Villa Street, The Island Keeper, The Girl of His Dreams, and the husband-and-wife collaborations The Solid Gold Kid, Heartbeat, and Bright Days, Stupid Nights - Mazer is known for his pioneering achievements in representing the male viewpoint in young adult literature
  • In Presenting Harry Mazer, Arthea J.S. Reed posits that the impression of authenticity so striking in Harry Mazer's characters is a product of the writer's inner world: a rich territory of the imagination that sometimes conflicts sharply with tradition. Exploration of this inner world - through interviews with Mazer, surveys of the criticism, appraisals of the published works, and research into unpublished primary material - forms the core of Reed's study, the first biocritical approach to Mazer's life and works. A superbly limned biographical overview reveals to readers the significant people and events that have shaped Mazer's fiction, tracing parallels between several of his characters and Mazer's own parents, his wife, and the writer himself. Thematically arranged chapters offer probing readings of the novels, treating such topics as separation, connection, and identity, as well as the Mazers' own life together and their professional partnership
  • Throughout, Reed articulates the motifs dominating Mazer's fiction, among them his fascination with ostensibly unlikable characters; his portraits of troubled father-son relationships; and his vision of the melding of inner world and outer reality that enables a young person to grow, assume responsibilities, care about others, and thereby more fully enter adulthood. For teachers, librarians, and students from middle school through the graduate level, Presenting Harry Mazer represents a vital new resource in young adult literature. It includes a foreword, preface, and chronology; notes and references; a selected bibliography; and an index
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reed, Arthea J. S
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3563.A9816
LC item number
Z84 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Twayne's United States authors series
  • Young adult authors
Series volume
TUSAS 673
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Youth
  • Young adult fiction, American
  • Mazer, Harry
Label
Presenting Harry Mazer, Arthea J.S. Reed
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34973527
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 153 pages
Isbn
9780805745122
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96023992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Presenting Harry Mazer, Arthea J.S. Reed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34973527
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 153 pages
Isbn
9780805745122
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96023992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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